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Near Buena Vista in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amherst County / Rockbridge County

Area 470 Square Miles / Area 616 Square Miles

 
 
Amherst County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
1. Amherst County Face of Marker
Inscription. Amherst County. Formed in 1781 from Albemarle, and named for Jeffrey, Lord Amherst, British commander in the French and Indian War. Balcony Falls are in this county.

Rockbridge County. Formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt, and named for the Natural Bridge. Samuel Houston and Cyrus H. McCormick were born in this county. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson are buried in Lexington. Washington and Lee University are the Virginia Military Institute are there.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number Z-138.)
 
Location. 37° 44.543′ N, 79° 18.023′ W. Marker is near Buena Vista, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is at the intersection of Lexington Turnpike / Midland Trail (U.S. 60) and Blue Ridge Parkway and Panther Falls Road, on the right when traveling east on Lexington Turnpike / Midland Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vesuvius VA 24483, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Constitution Forest (a few steps from this marker); Moomaw’s Landing (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson House (approx. 7 miles away);
Rockbridge County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
2. Rockbridge County Face of Marker
Timber Ridge Church (approx. 7.6 miles away); Liberty Hall Academy (approx. 7.7 miles away); Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named Birthplace of Sam Houston (approx. 7.7 miles away); Jordan’s Point (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buena Vista.
 
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Rockbridge County Face of Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
3. Rockbridge County Face of Marker
Amherst County / Rockbridge County Marker with Constitution Forest Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 18, 2011
4. Amherst County / Rockbridge County Marker with Constitution Forest Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 27, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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